Spices and Seasonings Market Overview

Spices and seasonings have gained huge attention over the past few years, mainly due to factors such as surging demand for convenience or packaged food items and poultry and meat products owing to changing consumer lifestyle. The market is likely to experience rapid growth in the coming years due to rising awareness of the medical benefits of spices. The global spices and seasonings market size, as per a report by Market Research Future (MRFR) is touted to register a healthy CAGR during the forecast period (2022-2030).

The increasing popularity of ethnic cuisines has positively impacted the spices and seasonings market globally. With the soaring demand for ready-to-use spice mixes, the market is gaining huge popularity across the globe. Moreover, rising interest of the consumers in trying out new flavors and surging use of spices in the preparation of food products are some of the prominent factors likely to propel the market in the foreseeable future. Also, the introduction of organic spices and seasonings has augmented the market growth.

On the contrary, adulteration of spices has become a major concern, which is highly restraining the market growth across the globe. Several recalls of dried spices owing to chemical contamination has restricted the market’s growth. Presence of pesticide residue and cadmium has impacted the market’s growth to a large extent.

Spices and Seasonings Market Competitive Dashboard

The top players operating in the spices and seasonings market include Olam International (Singapore), Sensient Technologies Corp. (US), Döhler Group (Germany), Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Japan), Ariake Japan Co., Ltd (Japan), Kerry Group PLC (Ireland), McCormick & Company, Inc. (US), SHS Group (UK), Associated British Foods PLC (UK), and The SHS Group (UK).

Global Spices and Seasonings Market Segmental Analysis

The spices and seasonings market have been segmented on the basis of type, distribution channel, and category.

By type, the spices and seasonings market is segmented into ginger, pepper, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and others.

By category, the spices and seasonings market is segmented into organic and conventional. Of these, the organic segment is gaining prominence in the past few years due to consumer’s inclination towards organic food products.

By distribution channel, the market is segmented into store-based and non-store-based. Of these, the store-based distribution channel is mostly preferred by the consumers due to one-stop convenience.

Spices and Seasonings Market Regional Frontiers

Geographically, the spices and seasonings market spans across Europe, North America, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW).

Considering the global scenario, North America is considered to dominate the spices and seasonings market due to the increasing importance of aroma in several cuisines. Also, the soaring demand for ethnic food items have led to the increased consumption of spices and seasonings in the region.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to experience rapid growth owing to the rising export of spices and seasonings. Economies like Sri Lanka, China, and India are considered some of the largest producers of spices in the world, which further contributes to the regional market’s growth. The climatic conditions of India are appropriate for the growth of spices and seasonings, which further propels its demand.

Europe is predicted to gain prominence due to the inclination towards ethnic food items among the consumers. This can be further credited to the rising multi-cultural population in the region, coupled with rising travelling rate of Europeans to exotic destinations.

Industry Updates

July 2019: Tierra Farm has recently acquired Pennsylvania-based Señor Sabor, which is an organic spice company and sells freshly and bulk ground, certified organic spices and seasonings. The acquisition will enable Tierra Farm to start selling organic seasonings for its use as a separate food seasonings and toppings.

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